Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries.
In an interview, Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s failing military campaign in the Sinai.
Despite leading Tunisia’s revolution in 2011, many young Tunisians no longer participate in formal politics, leaving questions about the future of the country’s democracy.
With a new U.S. administration in office that is reexamining foreign assistance priorities overall, there is an opportunity to take assistance to Egypt off auto-pilot and design an approach that better serves the interests of the United States and of Egypt—the nation broadly, not only the military
Although the new state of emergency affords Egypt’s rulers broader powers, the measure is not primarily about law, but about communicating to Egyptian society—especially its sprawling state apparatus—to get on board with the new regime.
The recent attacks on Coptic churches have prompted President Sisi to declare a state emergency.
Carnegie’s Middle East Program gathers scholars from around the globe to examine the potential scenarios for the future of the conflict in Syria.
With the decline of party politics in Egypt, social activism offers the greatest hope for pushing back against repression and restoring a degree of pluralism.
Donald Trump’s fans and detractors don’t agree on much, but one point of consensus has been that he would radically change U.S. policy in the Middle East.